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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Lisa Jarnot and Claudia Rankine

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The authors of two of this year's most engaging poetry collections meet at the historic St. Mark's Poetry Project to read from their books—Rankine's Citizen and Jarnot's A Princess Magic Presto

  1. The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church 131 E 10th St, at Second Ave, 10003
  2. Wed Dec 17
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Two-Book Minimum

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This indispensable comedy and storytelling show makes its first appearance at Union Hall. To fete their new venue, hosts Dan Wilbur and Ross Hyzer put together a stellar evening featuring the talents

  1. Union Hall 702 Union St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Wed Dec 17
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#365FeministSelfie Project Reading

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  • Free

Unconvinced of the self-absorption of selfies, a group of feminists is emphasizing the power of women reclaiming the camera’s gaze. To honor the movement, the website Weird Sister and editor Marisa

  1. Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop 126A Front St, between Jay and Pearl Sts, 11201
  2. Thu Dec 18
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The Moth StorySLAM!

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Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn spinners against one another, challenging them to deliver an impressive

  1. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe 126 Crosby St, between E Houston and Prince Sts, 10012
  2. Thu Dec 18 - Mon Dec 29
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